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Librarian Certification in Korea: History and Future Directions

Kwack, Dong Chul 1

1청주대학교

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ABSTRACT

Librarian certification and creditable library education in Korea are defined by law(s). The law(s) has continuously been amended or reformed to meet the changes in society as well as library surroundings to date. This research investigates and analyses the evolving traces of librarian certification and creditable library education law(s), and summaries them as following: first, the trend in the changes is reviewed, second, whether the conditions to grant librarian certificates reflected on the laws have influenced the quality or professional capability of the librarians is probed, finally, problems of current librarian certification and creditable library education are elicited, and desirable future directions are suggested.

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